Call for Papers

Technical Program

The technical program of ISRA 2019 will consist of keynote paper presentations, non-parallel lecture sessions and poster sessions.

Submissions are welcome in all branches of room acoustics and can be presented as lectures or posters. Note that contributions containing many graphs or other illustrations are very well suited to be presented as posters. Posters also have the advantage that they can be studied and discussed during a longer time, i.e., during coffee and lunch breaks.

The Technical Committee will make every effort to assign submissions in accordance with the preferences of authors and session chairs. However, since the number of time slots for lecture presentations is limited and the available space for posters is extensive, authors preferring an oral presentation should be prepared to accept assignment of their contributions to poster sessions. Assignments will take into account:

a) author preference,
b) program balance,
c) advise to the Technical Committee and session organizers from reviewers (see below)
d) compliance with the abstract submission guidelines

Abstract submission guidelines and review process

An abstract of no more than 200 words (strict limit!) is required for papers submitted to lecture and poster sessions. In addition, a long abstract of approximately 500-750 words is required for paper submissions to lecture sessions. Including images and references in the long abstract may be good way to facilitate the review process.

Long abstracts will be sent to reviewers (without disclosing the authors’ names) in order to advise the Technical Committee and the session chairs whether the submitted paper should be presented as a lecture or as a poster. The reviewers’ comments will be made available to the authors without disclosing the reviewers’ names (double-blind review).

It is obvious that, in order to be accepted for presentation, every abstract should make clear that the contribution meets the common standards of scientific level and relevance to current research and practice.

Depending on the character of the contribution (empirical study, theoretical study, methodological study, case study, literature review), in the long abstract attention should be given to specific aspects which will be critically taken into account by the reviewers. For each type of contribution, a list of these aspects can be found below.

All short abstracts must be submitted online by March 15, 2019. Short abstracts submitted via postal mail or e-mail cannot be accepted. Authors may request placement of their abstract in a specific session. The request will be honoured if possible, but there is no guarantee that the abstract will be scheduled in the requested sessions. If no specific placement is requested, papers will be scheduled in sessions with abstracts of similar technical content. All long abstracts must be submitted as PDF files by March 22, 2019 via e-mail to

For ISRA 2019, the general terms and conditions are applicable. Authors will need to comply to these. The general terms and conditions also include:

  • ethical principles;
  • disclosure agreement & copyright;
  • publication agreement.

If you seek assistance with preparing the long abstract or the review process, please contact Ingo Witew:



The long abstract for an empirical study should describe

  • the problem under investigation and motivate its relevance to current research or practice;
  • the features of study methodology;
  • the basic (expected) results and findings;
  • the conclusions (including limitations) and implications or applications.

The long abstract for a theoretical study should describe

  • the problem or relation(s) under investigation and motivate its relevance to current research or practice;
  • how the theory or model works and/or the principles on which it is based;
  • what phenomena the theory or model accounts for and linkages to empirical results.

The long abstracts for methodological studies should describe

  • the problem or class of methods under investigation and their relevance to current research or practice;
  • the essential features and the proposed method;
  • the range of applications of the proposed method.

The long abstracts for case studies should describe

  • the investigated case and its relevant characteristics;
  • the nature of or solution to a problem illustrated by the case example;
  • questions raised for additional research or theory.

The long abstract for a literature review should describe

  • the problem or relation(s) under investigation and motivate its relevance to current research or practice;
  • the eligibility criteria for the discussed literature;
  • the basic (expected) findings;
  • the conclusions (including limitations) and the implications or applications.

The call for papers and the general terms and conditions can be downloaded below:

  1. Call for papers (PDF, 56 kB)
  2. General terms and conditions (PDF, 386 kB)